Audio Call

Wild Harris

Song Thrush

Song Thrush 1 LCampbell.jpg(Photo: Laurie Campbell)

Across most of Scotland Song Thrushes are garden and woodland birds but on Harris they also nest among rock crevices on high hill slopes.

On mainland Scotland, Ring Ouzels replace song thrushes on rocky mountain slopes but on Harris where Ring Ouzels are absent, Song Thrushes have taken their place.

Their song is very distinctive, characterised by each note or phrase being repeated three times. They feed on insects worms, snails and other invertebrates.